Lou is a native Washingtonian, of Colombian descent. He began his career in commercial real estate with Smithy Braedon in DC and then with Cushman & Wakefield in Miami. Lou loves all aspects of real estate and has developed, purchased and sold multiple investment properties. He has brought this broad real estate experience to Compass, where his skills in negotiating either side of a transaction makes him the perfect partner for buyers and sellers. Lou’s in-depth knowledge of the local market gives clients the assurance they are receiving the best possible service in today’s competitive marketplace. He has supported the community as President of the Board of Sitar Arts Center, a local afterschool program for at risk children. Lou graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government, followed by a graduate certificate in International Business.